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Accused burglary suspect arrested after Crime Stoppers tip, DNA evidence

David Holcombe (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) David Holcombe (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

Ascension Parish deputies said DNA evidence led to the arrest of a Gonzales burglary suspect.

According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old David Holcombe Jr. is accused of stealing twice in the same night from the same house on October 19, 2015. 

Holcombe allegedly broke into the garage and three vehicles overnight at a home on on Bayou Narcisse Road near Highway 431 while the family was asleep. Surveillance video caught the both incidents. A bicycle tool kit, a computer speakers, and about $300 in quarters were stolen, according to APSO. 

Lt. Col. Bobby Webre with APSO said that detectives learned Holcombe was serving five-year’s probation on a previous burglary charge during the investigation. 

Holcombe was question after a Crime Stoppers tip was received when the surveillance video was aired in October, but denied the allegations. 
He was not charged in the burglaries at that time. 

However, deputies said DNA evidence from the crime scene that was tested by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab matched Holcombe. 

Holcombe was arrested on March 1 and charged with two counts simple burglary, two counts simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, criminal trespass, theft, and probation violation. 

He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail. His bond was set for $100,000. 

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